Mr Charles Nduka
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Specialist interests: Facial and breast surgery
Mr Charles Nduka joined Queen Victoria Hospital in 2000 as a Senior House Officer and returned in 2004 as part of his Specialist Registrar programme.
He undertook his surgical training in London teaching Hospitals including the Royal London & St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals. He completed his specialist training at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He won the McGregor Gold medal for the Royal College of Surgeons Final Fellowship prize, and one of his research projects won the Hackett prize from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
He undertook further specialist training in France, Brazil and London where he learned modern aesthetic surgery and advanced techniques for facial reanimation following facial paralysis.
Mr Nduka became a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in October 2005 and in April 2006 was appointed as Consultant at QVH. Mr Nduka is a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery and he is full member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Mr Nduka is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London where he researches techniques to improve outcomes in plastic surgery of the face and breasts.
Mr Nduka established the facial palsy service at QVH in 2007 which is a multidisciplinary team comprising specialist facial therapy, psychology and surgery. He maintains an active research interest, particularly in scars, and facial shape analysis, with many papers published over the last few years. He is particularly interested in the psychological impact of surgery and supervises a full time post-doctoral researcher.
Mr Nduka helped establish Facial Palsy UK, an organisation which supports people with facial palsy.